Police Name Man Found Dead In Former Batley Bank

Asghar Badshah

He was 39 year old Asghar Badshah from Bradford.

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who was found dead in a former bank in Batley.

The body of Asghar Badshah, who was 39 and from Bradford, was found when police forced entry into the Commercial Street building on Sunday.

His family have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:

“Enquiries are continuing into the death of Mr Badshah, who was reported missing on 4 December.

“We believe he was last seen in the early hours of 30 November and I would appeal to anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity in Commercial Street around that time or since to contact my team, so we can establish if this is linked to our investigation.”

Mr Badshah’s family have also released a statement:

“We as a family are deeply shocked and devastated by the loss of our dear brother Asghar Badshah. His beautiful smile and charisma, as well as his generosity will never be forgotten.

“We as a family please ask for privacy during our time of grief as our elderly mother is deeply upset at this time. We pray for justice for Asghar and appeal to the public for any assistance they can provide to the police in this investigation.”

Two men aged 27 and 30, as well as a 41-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Both men have been released under investigation and the woman is on bail pending further enquiries.


The former bank building on Commercial Street, Batley where the body was found. Picture courtesy of Google Street View

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